Best Live Artist (2014)


Prof's live acumen is summed up by his unplanned performance at Soundset 2013. Not long after an invasive knee surgery, the dirty-mouthed south Minneapolis rapper had to hobble onstage with a cane to fill in when multi-platinum star Busta Rhymes was a no-show. The crowd didn't blink and got buck to "Gampo," a song that'll never hit KDWB, but is a certified hit for Prof's rabid followers. Here's an independent artist who isn't afraid to get in a hamster ball or throw $1,000 he doesn't have into the crowd just to put on a good show. Rhymesayers finally snapped up his rubber-band flow in December, and who the hell knows where this thing could go from here?


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